by Kevin Brown of The Perfecting Church, Sewell NJ
Three things have been undeniably clear since our earliest days as a worshipping community just over three and a half years ago. This video captures how the community responds when the church becomes a verb and goes as disciples that serve their neighbors with their jobs and passions.
Church is not a noun. Church is a verb.
In far too many cases church is a noun to those who attend, those who once attended and those who have never attended. The building and the traditions that take place in the building are what define the church. We invite people to come and see, believing that the key to transformation in our community is getting people to come to our noun — to see our person, place or thing. But the truth of the matter is church is not a noun. It has to be a verb. We can’t be known solely for trying to get people to come. We have to be known primarily for going. We concluded if we were going to plant a church it had to be one filled with people known for going. Not simply going to a building but going to our neighbors, meeting needs and becoming part of the solution. We must be a verb, individually and collectively.